St. Mark’s is proud to be one of several congregations in the City of Evanston who have declared ourselves to be a Sanctuary Congregation. As people of faith we believe that we are all created in the image of God and find in this, the starting point for our commitment to and relationship with refugees, immigrants and others seeking a safe haven in our communities. We believe that all human beings – regardless of their place of birth – are entitled to dignity, safety, protection and welcome.
In February 2018, the St. Mark’s vestry unanimously approved this resolution (click here) declaring ourselves to be an Evanston Sanctuary Community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Donna or any member of St. Mark’s Vestry.
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The Sanctuary Movement: How Religious Groups are Sheltering the Undocumented
What You Need to Know about DACA
Union for Reform Judaism Sanctuary Resolution – 2017
Memo on Tax Exempt Status for Religious Institutions Providing Refuge for the Undocumented
Webinar: Sanctuary in the Era of Trump
Interfaith Immigration Coalition Toolkit- includes toolkits for Rapid Response, Vigils, Town Hall Meetings and more